Dear Readers, I dare say this may be the most exciting edition of my column yet… pic.twitter.com/jwOJwl6zQi
— Bridgerton (@bridgerton) January 21, 2021
-Netflix is officially returning to Bridgerton, which has been renewed for a second season. Producers confirmed it’s following the books, which means next season is all going to hang on the casting of Kate (book 2 — and the series’ — best character). Simon is barely in this book, but I have to imagine they’ll beef up his scenes to keep Regé-Jean Page around. And godspeed if they try to adapt the unintentionally hilarious scene in which Kate gets stung by a bee in the chest and her love interest tries to suck the stinger out…
-The Bachelor’s Clare Crawley and Dale Moss’ split has turned messy. There’s been sighting for months of him with other women, and now she’s speaking out about learning of their broken engagement the same time as the rest of the world: “The truth is I am crushed.”
-Six months after filing for divorce, Christina Ricci has filed for a restraining order against her ex-husband James Heerdegen, alleging “severe physical and emotional abuse”, and saying “many of these acts of abuse” took place in front of their son.
–George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer reunited in the latest Actors on Actors video and it was wildly charming. They first met when he was dating her sister! He told a story about being drunk on the set of One Fine Day after a wild night. “I got to the set, and we walked to the trailer and I sat down and you looked at me. You go, ‘What?’ And I was like, ‘I didn’t know we were going to work today.’ And you go, ‘You’re still drunk.’ ”
-Meanwhile, Pfeiffer is making the jump to TV, playing Betty Ford alongside Viola Davis in a Showtime series called The First Lady.
-Maybe Jojo Siwa just likes this song? It is a banger, after all.
–Megan Thee Stallion is setting the record straight after a false report claimed the charges were dropped against rapper Tory Lanez.
-Oof. What a terrible magazine cover for poor Sarah Paulson.
–Katy Perry’s performance on the inauguration special got me right in the heart guts. So did Demi Lovato’s and the Broadway sing along. (I’m not sure if it was officially a sing along but it was in my house!)
–Chrissy Teigen is the only celebrity the official presidential Twitter account follows — because she asked for it.
–Seth Rogen didn’t come to play when it came to Ted Cruz.
–Josh Hartnett is the latest celeb to reveal that he secretly welcomed a new kid last year during covid.
–Amanda Palmer might not be welcome in New Zealand anymore.
-In the new trailer for The CW’s Superman & Lois, their teen sons figure out Dad’s secret identity.
-The Walking Dead continues to trudge along. Here’s the trailer for season 10.
–Allison Williams has to learn how to fly a plane mid-air in the Horizon Line trailer.